We are delighted to have received planning permission to build 46 affordable homes on land to the north of Caldicot School, off Woodstock Way, Caldicot.
The proposal was approved by Monmouthshire County Council’s Planning Committee who were impressed by the aspirations of the proposal and welcomed the much-needed affordable housing.
The vacant brownfield site is in the heart of Caldicot, and within 400m walking distance of the town centre and positioned to take advantage of a wide range of community amenities including shops, services, and public transport connections.
The contemporary designed development comprises 26 x 1 bed apartments, 3 x 2 bed apartments, 10 x 2 bed houses, 5 x 3 bed houses, 2 x 4 bed houses set around a central green space.
These EPC A rated homes will benefit from eco-friendly heating systems, using technologies such as photo voltaic panels, air source heat pumps, hot water cylinders and mechanical ventilation and heat recovery systems, helping to reduce carbon emissions and tackling fuel poverty. Car parking with electrical charging points to some plots, and a bike store will also be provided.
Karen Tarbox, MHA Director of Property Services said
“There is a sizeable affordable housing shortfall across Monmouthshire, and we have worked closely with Monmouthshire County Council and our partners to create a development that responds to local need.
As well as revitalising a disused site, the affordable homes will benefit from additional sustainability credentials meaning lower energy bills for its residents.”
A big shout must go to our many partners including LRM Planning, Hammond Architects, PHG Consulting Engineers, Apex Transport Planning, Soltys Brewster and the officers and consultees of Monmouthshire County Council.